In this class Rob talks about ways of expressing and pulling emotion out of tunes. While each tune is a little different there are more broad sweeping things we can do for each idiom to get the best expressions and feel. This class is all about nuances.
Vin continues his series of classes on self-analysis. In this week's class, he runs through a Q&A method to focus your practice and activity on what is most important and create a framework for action and effort.
In this class we discuss how to master good tone from the ground up, starting with maintenance, and ending with some useful tools for assessing and developing your own blowing technique and understanding of what it both feels and sounds like to play in "the sweet spot"
In this class we look at gracenote execution from the standpoint of understanding exactly what our fingers are doing as we play them. We use simple exercises to help us perfect the size and cleanliness of the gracenotes, and pair that with a demonstration in super slow motion of how some of the note transitions should look and in what order the fingers should move.
In this class we cover everything you need to know to be able to tune your chanter. We start with a quick review of the basics: maintenance, drone reed efficiency, and chanter reed selection. From there we get into the nuts and bolts of tuning you chanter reed; how to approach the tuning, how to balance the chanter, fine tune notes, and manipulate reeds to achieve maximum tonal quality and to achieve beautiful intonation.
In this class we cover in more depth the proper execution and fundamentals of good gracenotes with the G gracenote. We look through a couple Chapter 2 exercises that we missed last week, and a couple new simple melodies.
In this class we cover the fundamentals of executing the G gracenote. We discuss how to create the most musical gracenotes possible with proper syncing of our foot (the beat) and our gracenote finger to achieve maximum musicality.